The Sheriff's Office is now accepting appointments for FINGERPRINTING. Follow this link to schedule.

For CCW Fingerprints follow this link. Conceal Carry

Please use Google Chrome to access the above two links until further notice.

If you have issues with the above links please contact: or call (855) 642-2453

OCSO Site Changes Today 13 May 2021

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                                                        New Sheriff's Office App

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office now offers a custom mobile app for iPhone and Android devices. Designed to drive communication with county residents, the application is built for comprehensive community engagement.
To locate and download the free phone application, search your phone's app store for “Orange County Sheriff NC.” The icon is a challenge coin and the main screen features a blue background with two cars in front of UNC’s Old Well, or select the appropriate link below.

Click here to download the app from the Apple Store      Click here to download the app from the Play Store

Once residents download the Orange County Sheriff’s Office application from either the Apple or Android app stores, they will be able to use tools and features specifically tailored to public safety, including the ability to submit tips, provide feedback about their interactions with Sheriff’s Office employees, request house or business checks, learn about programs and services, view the detention center custody report, and much more.
“I’m excited about this new tool,” said Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood.  “I hope our community finds it an intuitive and convenient way to stay engaged with our office. In addition to the features available through buttons on the app’s interface, the app will allow us to send emergency messages to users, such as warnings about traffic back-ups or other safety concerns.”

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Alicia Stemper at (919) 245-2963.

The Office now accepts: Mastercard, Visa, and Debit cards.

Note: After hours, weekends and holidays the phones are transferred to the Detention Center (919) 245-2940.